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March 6, 2014

Timber sports competition coming to Cooperstown

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“The second you put us in the national spotlight there’s going to be a ground swell of people who for better or worse want to go in the backyard with an ax and do exactly what they did on TV,” said Sorgen.

As for those who want to get involved in the sport, Sorgen advises those interested to go and watch regional and local timber sports competitions, and to reach out to the competitors. He said that a typical ax can cost $500, while saws cost significantly more, but that networking can help to alleviate some of the cost of entry.

“The first thing you need to do is watch the competition, ask questions, go down there and talk to the athletes,” he said. 

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